Jan
6
Mon
Pueblo of Isletas Art Exhibit @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jan 6 @ 11:39 pm – Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm
Pueblo of Isletas Art Exhibit @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Pueblo of Isletas pottery artist Rowan Harrison will exhibiting his artwork that inspires his pottery designs. Rowan is an active presenter at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, where he provides various workshops throughout the year inspiring visitors of pottery art and connecting ancient indigenous methods of hand coiled pottery making.

The culture center is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 5pm, if you are interested in visiting the exhibit.

Jan
13
Mon
California Fire & Recovery: Photography Exhibit @ Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch Tickets
Jan 13 – Feb 21 all-day
California Fire & Recovery: Photography Exhibit @ Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch

The Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center is proud to host a new exhibit featuring works by several local photographers, titled California Fire & Recovery.

Recently California has experienced several destructive wildfires. Following a devastating fire, the recovery process begins. This process can include plants, referred to as “fire followers,” that are rarely ever seen except in the aftermath of a fire. In this photo exhibition, you can observe the raw and heartbreaking side of fire, the rare fire followers, and the regrowth and transformation of fire recovery.

The visitor center is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 pm, enjoy a special presentation, Life in the Burn Zone, from journalist, author, and photographer Suzanne Guldimann.

Enjoy a special song and video presentation benefiting Woolsey Fire victims titled We Go On (California Strong), by musicians Celleste and Eric Dick. The duo will be on hand at the Visitor Center for a special screening and Q&A session on Saturday, January 25 (2:00 pm) AND Saturday, February 15 (11:00 am).

Jan
25
Sat
“Welcome Walk” @ Malbu Creek State Park Tickets
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malbu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a leisure walk under the oaks and along the creek in Malibu Creek State Park. We’ll talk about the the park’s history, plants and animals, and see how nature is recovering after the Woolsey Fire. The walk is approximately 2 1/2 hours and families are welcome. Meet at 10am in the park’s Main Trailhead parking lot (second lower lot) by the restrooms. Bring water, hat, camera and your wonderful smiles! For more information, contact docent Dean Arnold at dean.arnold333@gmail.com

Yoga on the Mountain @ Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch Tickets
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Yoga on the Mountain @ Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch

Trying to find a new way to exercise and connect with nature?

Yoga instructors Dawn and Greg will lead a 1-hour Yoga session and end with live acoustic music! We invite people of all skill levels to join us on an outdoor yoga class at our King Gillette Ranch Visitor Center.

Parking is free, but please arrive 10 mins early to the class.

Please bring your own Yoga mat and water. Limited supply of yoga mats to borrow for first timers!

MUST RSVP: Yoga on the Mountain

Life in the Burn Zone Presentation @ Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch Tickets
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Life in the Burn Zone Presentation @ Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch

Join us at the visitor center for a free presentation about recovery after the devastating Woolsey Fire in 2018.

Author, journalist, photographer, and naturalist Suzanne Guldimann lives in the Woolsey Fire burn zone and has covered the disaster and its aftermath extensively for the local media, with articles featured in the Messenger Mountain News, the Malibu Surfside News, Malibu Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. Over the past year, Suzanne has chronicled the natural recovery process not only in words but with more than 10,000 photographs. In this presentation, she shares images and stories that document a remarkable year of devastation, regrowth, and transformation.

After the 2:00 pm program, Celleste & Eric Dick’s song and video, We Go On (California Strong), will be presented, followed by a Q&A.

We Go On (California Strong) @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
We Go On (California Strong) @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

On Saturday, January 25, join Celleste and Eric Dick for a special screening of their song and video about the Woolsey Fire, We Go On (California Strong) at the Visitor Center. The duo will be on hand afterward to answer questions about their project. Their photo project sharing the stories of Woolsey Fire victims is on display at the Visitor Center.

Jan
26
Sun
Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks with SMBAS @ Malibu Lagoon Tickets
Jan 26 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks with SMBAS @ Malibu Lagoon

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS) invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.

Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)
https://smbasblog.com

ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL JEAN (310-472-7209)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)

DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Nature Walk in Topanga State Park @ Topanga State Park - Trippet Ranch Tickets
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nature Walk in Topanga State Park @ Topanga State Park - Trippet Ranch

Hike with a Topanga State Park Docent, trained in the natural ecology of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Feb
1
Sat
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Feb 1 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds.

 

We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!

Volunteer Opportunity at Yerba Mansa Meadow @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteer Opportunity at Yerba Mansa Meadow @ Rancho Sierra Vista
The Yerba Mansa Meadow restoration project seeks to restore/enhance approximately 10.8 acres of wetland, riparian and upland habitat through invasive species removal and revegetation with native plants. This meadow is a good example of an ephemeral wetland that has yerba mansa as a dominant species, and this is somewhat uncommon.
 
This project aims to restore native habitat, and to improve habitat for bird roosting and nesting by introducing native plants that provide a variety of food sources. We will also improve the natural appearance of the wetlands.
 
Native species for this project include species known to occur in and around wetland areas (yerba mansa, mugwort, spreading rush, mule fat, golden current, deer grass, giant wild rye) and common coastal sage scrub species (purple sage, California buckwheat , California sagebrush, elderberry).

Please RSVP through: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-opportunity-at-yerba-mansa-meadow-tickets-86287019799 

Wear hiking attire, bring water/resuable water bottle, sunscreen, and a sun hat.
 
This event occurs on the first Saturday of the every month!
For more information, contact:
Lei DeVera at National Park Service tel. 805-370-2300 x 3325
Directions:
 
Main entrance cross street is Via Goleta and Lynn Road, Newbury Park, CA, 91320
GPS Coordinates for Entrance (Via Goleta & Lynn Road): N 34.1569 W -118.9733
Main Entrance: Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left.
 
It is best to park in the equestrian or overflow parking lot and walk to the restoration. The distance to the restoration site is less than a quarter of a mile.